S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors: A Field Observer's Handbook of Preternatural Entities and Beings from Beyond the Wall of Sleep

S Petersen s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors A Field Observer s Handbook of Preternatural Entities and Beings from Beyond the Wall of Sleep With its clear visuals and hard won information this guide has saved my bacon on than one occasion Ernest P Wilderbeast Visiting Professor of Preternatural Studies Miskatonic UniversityWeird shapes

  • Title: S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors: A Field Observer's Handbook of Preternatural Entities and Beings from Beyond the Wall of Sleep
  • Author: Sandy Petersen Lynn Willis MikeMason
  • ISBN: 9781568820835
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With its clear visuals and hard won information, this guide has saved my bacon on than one occasion Ernest P Wilderbeast, Visiting Professor of Preternatural Studies Miskatonic UniversityWeird shapes in the park Odd rumbling noises in the basement A lurking dread in the kitchen Bad dreams involving strange adventures and bizarre creatures Identifying the lurkin With its clear visuals and hard won information, this guide has saved my bacon on than one occasion Ernest P Wilderbeast, Visiting Professor of Preternatural Studies Miskatonic UniversityWeird shapes in the park Odd rumbling noises in the basement A lurking dread in the kitchen Bad dreams involving strange adventures and bizarre creatures Identifying the lurking horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos is never an easy task, so researchers need all the help they can get don t leave home without the Field Guide An essential spotter s guide for the budding and experienced preternaturalist Accurate and complete 53 Lovecraftian creatures categorized and detailed Full color illustrations Size comparison charts Habitat, distribution, and life cycle notes How to distinguish similar seeming entities Observer warnings Bibliography and recommended reading listIllustrations and descriptions from the Cthulhu Mythos and Dream Cycle based uponthe creations of H.P Lovecraft.

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    1. For fans of the Lovecraftian mythos, this book is a treat. The writeups of each creature are brief but excellent at portraying the atmosphere of the mythos. The artwork is the big thing with this book and is more than worth the cost of admission. Each creature gets its own gorgeous near-full page of colored artwork that complements the details provided in each entry.

    2. Excellent artwork. Each entry is accompanied with a quote from HPL but, strangely, the quotes seem unrelated to the creature illustrated. I was a bit disappointed by the rendition of the dimensional shambler (the RPG had a great miniature for those guys) but each reader probably has his or her own image for the creatures described. Overall, this book would be great for any HPL fan.

    3. Fantastic update to the originals, with some truly incredible monster artwork. Despite being an RPG supplement, the book contains no crunch, meaning it works just as well as a standalone bestiary/artbook for fans of the Dreamlands and Cthulhu Mythos.

    4. A great visual treat for any Lovecraft fan. Great artwork, superb production quality and overall great read.

    5. As an artbook I would give it a 4 star review, as a RPG supplement it gets 2 stars. But I guess you can probably tweek out a fair amount of stuff if you really work on it. But I will still settle on 3 stars.

    6. The latest edition of this Call of Cthulhu classic is devoid of specific game statistics, making it an interesting read even if you're not familiar with the role playing game. It's a great reference for the many strange creatures that appear in Lovecraft-derived books, comics and games, and the graphic design and illustration in the new (2016) edition are top-notch.

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